Journalist’s murder still unsolved
ISLAMABAD: An investigation team formed by Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah to probe the murder of a senior journalist, Malik Ismail, has not found any clue to the identity of the murderers yet. Superintendent of Police (investigation) Ashfaq Ahmed Khan, who is part of the team, told Daily Times on Monday that “well-reputed” investigators were examining all aspects of the murder, but had failed to find any solid evidence so far. The undue delay in finalisation of the postmortem report of Ismail and the lack of any progress in the investigation are fanning suspicions among the bereaved family and journalist community.
It is generally believed that the investigation team is using delaying tactics to hush up the murder. Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Medico Legal Officer Dr Waseem Khawaja said it took almost six months to finalise the autopsy report. He said head injuries caused Ismail’s death apparently, but the final decision could be made only after the autopsy report was released. Khosar Police Station House Officer (SHO) Fida Satti said the police had detained another suspect in the case. He said the suspect, Ali of Sector F-6/2, had been remanded in police custody for two days for investigation.
Source: Daily Times